CANVAS

Background
Sutures are commonly used to close skin after excision of skin lesions. Currently, there are no guidelines or conclusive trials to determine if absorbable or non-absorbable sutures should be used.

Absorbable sutures may offer a better patient experience, avoid removal costs and exposure to COVID-19. However, the cost of sutures and complication rate may be more than non-absorbable sutures.

Question
In patients who have had skin surgery with primary closure on the body, including the head and neck, are superficial absorbable sutures non-inferior to superficial non-absorbable sutures with regards to patient-reported and physician-reported outcomes of the surgical scar, frequency of post-operative complications and health economics?

We're running a clinician survey and Service Evaluation (SE) before designing an RCT.
We are looking for collaborators in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland to become data collectors or principal investigators and gain co-authorship.

Project Information

Institution:

ACTPRAS

Specialities:

Plastic surgery

Surgery

General surgery

End date:

Suitability:

Student, Junior clinician, Senior clinician

Parts of research done:

Literature review, Research proposal, Ethics approval

Positions Available:

data collector

principal investigator

Current Funding:

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Contact

Guy Stanley

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